1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy.
2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend.
3. No animal shall wear clothes.
4. No animal shall sleep in a bed.
5. No animal shall drink alcohol.
6. No animal shall kill any other animal.
7. All animals are equal.
Men being, as has been said, by nature, all free, equal and independent, no one can be put out of this estate, and subjected to the political power of another, without his own consent.
There is no dignity in wickedness, whether in purple or rags; and hell is a democracy of devils, where all are equals.
The state of nature has a law of nature to govern it, which obliges every one: and reason, which is that law, teaches all mankind, who will but consult it, that being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions.
Plants of great vigor will almost always struggle into blossom, despite impediments. But there should be encouragement, and a free genial atmosphere for those of move timid sort, fair play for each in its own kind.
No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimetre nearer.
Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities, so the social process requires standardization of man, and this standardization is called “equality.”
If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.